May 5, 2015 General Meeting

Composting
Tommie Clayton, Master Gardener specialist in composting, will describe how to start, maintain and use on our plants!

9:30 am at Zilker Garden Center

Members Field Trip

New Braunfels Herb Fiesta
Saturday, May 9, 2015
See Field Trips page for more information

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HerbDay 2015 is May 2nd!

www.herbday.org announces that the tenth annual HerbDay will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015. HerbDay is an international celebration of herbs and herbal products that are packed with events aimed at educating and sharing ideas about the many ways herbs bring joy and well-being into our daily lives. We celebrate herbs' use in food, beverages, medicine, beauty products, and crafts, along with the art of growing and gardening with herbs. A partner of the Austin Herb Society has an event Saturday May 2. Please see below how you can participate.

HerbDay 2015 is next Saturday, May 2! Come celebrate with the American Botanical Council at 6200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78723, from 10am-4pm.

Take an expert-led tour of our medicinal plant gardens, sit in on an herb talk, or shop our plant and book sale while enjoying refreshments! There's something for everyone! The event is free and open to the public -- we hope to see you there!

Find out more on ABC's website.



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A Little AHS History



Ahead of her time, Austin Herb Society founder Alta Dodds Niebur was an herbalist who was passionate about herbs, their uses and cultivation. Alta often referred to her yard as her "library" and incorporated herbs into landscaping long before the trend caught on. Invited to speak at a friend's garden club meeting, Alta met a group of like-minded folks sharing their knowledge and talents. An inspired Alta and 25 others formed a new club, the Austin Herb Society, and held their first meeting Oct. 4, 1983, in the same Austin Area Garden Center structure we use today. The founding members hosted guest speakers, organized field trips, scheduled educational programs, cooking demonstrations, and tours of the members' gardens. Those same activities are still part of the Austin Herb Society's commitment to the community.

















AHS MEETS AT:

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746




Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.